Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    6.3% unemployment, “underemployed” that is those who can’t get permanent, or have given up, down to 14% from over 17%- not great, but improvement, then there’s that record DOW, and the fact that it’s people, and investment funds, not just government putting money into the market now. Yep, let’s go back to the crash of “W” in ‘08, and poison our future by more deregulation, but then we also know that BP never has any spills, even when Halliburton breaks the rules, and that those two for two losses of Shell oll rigs in the Arctic mean we don’t need to regulate the oil industry at all, right??

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, that’s it. It’s those darned rules. The ones Obama put in, like, ummmmmmmmmm … well, all those rules the GOP didn’t block in the Senate or vote against in the House …. like the Free Trade Agreement … and that rule where you had to move your company overseas and not pay taxes … and the one where you can still pay your employees at 1960s rates …

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The US as a whole should be more like Texas, where a lack of job killing environmental regulations only kills the environment, and the lack of job killing oversight only potentially kills people.

    http://www.salon.com/2014/02/18/texas_toxic_air_major_investigation_reveals_how_unregulated_pollution_from_fracking_is_making_people_sick/

    http://www.csb.gov/chemical-safety-board-ongoing-investigation-emphasizes-lack-of-protection-for-communities-at-risk-from-ammonium-nitrate-storage-facilities-finds-lack-of-regulation-at-all-levels-of-government-/

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Should have stimulated the economy, but the republicans voted any stimulus down.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What do you need government for? We could all be Cliven Bundy and enjoy the company of sovereign citizens running around with AK47s and checking ID’s.

  6. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Texas? The whole US should be like Texas?The Texas where an entire town was destroyed because Texas failed to properly inspect a chemical factory? You want the US to be like that Texas? I don’t think so. Texas is a great place. I almost retired from the military there. Great people. But you know? Some rock dead stupid laws.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Move your company to Texas. We offer a 25% population with no health insurance, the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation, fourth highest teenage pregnancy rate coupled with the fourth highest rate of single women living in poverty.
    Tesla bring your battery factory here we’re business friendly… although you can’t sell your cars here.

  8. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No, no, no. Prescriptions may be free. Yer “DRUGS” you gotta pay fer!

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    Don’t fudge, TJ; we’re not being paid at 1960s rates. It’s nineteen SEVENTIES rates. Much better!

  10. retpost

    retpost said, over 2 years ago

    The tree should be labeled republicans.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s a damn shame. To think of all of the corporate subsidies that could have paid for…

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s a damn shame. To think of all of the corporate subsidies that could have paid for…

  13. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Many seemingly knowledgeable people — bankers, business leaders, public officials — warned that budget deficits would lead to soaring interest rates and inflation. But economists knew that such warnings, which might have made sense under normal conditions, were way off base under the conditions we actually faced. Sure enough, interest and inflation rates stayed low.
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    And the diagnosis of our troubles as stemming from inadequate demand had clear policy implications: as long as lack of demand was the problem, we would be living in a world in which the usual rules didn’t apply. In particular, this was no time to worry about budget deficits and cut spending, which would only deepen the depression. When John Boehner, then the House minority leader, declared in early 2009 that since American families were having to tighten their belts, the government should tighten its belt, too, people like me cringed; his remarks betrayed his economic ignorance. We needed more government spending, not less, to fill the hole left by inadequate private demand.
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    But a few months later President Obama started saying exactly the same thing. In fact, it became a standard line in his speeches. Nor was it just rhetoric. Since 2010, we’ve seen a sharp decline in discretionary spending and an unprecedented decline in budget deficits, and the result has been anemic growth and long-term unemployment on a scale not seen since the 1930s.
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    Meanwhile, powerful political factions find that bad economic analysis serves their objectives. Most obviously, people whose real goal is dismantling the social safety net have found promoting deficit panic an effective way to push their agenda. And such people have been aided and abetted by what I’ve come to think of as the trahison des nerds — the willingness of some economists to come up with analyses that tell powerful people what they want to hear, whether it’s that slashing government spending is actually expansionary, because of confidence, or that government debt somehow has dire effects on economic growth even if interest rates stay low.
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    Whatever the reasons basic economics got tossed aside, the result has been tragic. Most of the waste and suffering that have afflicted Western economies these past five years was unnecessary. We have, all along, had the knowledge and the tools to restore full employment. But policy makers just keep finding reasons not to do the right thing.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/opinion/krugman-why-economics-failed.html

  14. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Over-regulated? How’s about under-utilized? Pretend like its the Great Depression – instead of another day at Fox Noise – and put people to work. There’s plenty needs doing.

  15. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, over 2 years ago

    See? It’s all the fault of climate change!

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